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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Aug 30, 2008 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fire on the mountian

Answer always changes (they played the combo HOW many times?) but these days my answer lies here:


The Scarlet is fantastic but the FIRE really is inspirational. This version gets overlooked (IMO) b/c there's such a short transition jam between S & F....but b/c of this, Jerry takes his time intro-ing Fire, especially on the wah-wah pedal and the result is a reggae-infused, bopping, rocking jamfest of FIRE. Can't say enough about this version.

A recent pleasant discovery is 11/2/77...similar, but w/a longer transition jam. Not as good as 5/13 but an overlooked version as well that for some reason was left off the Dick's Picks version of the show.

Another FIRE I ALWAYS recommend is 9/25/81

from Lehigh Univ. You must forgive Jerry the mucking up of lyrics in the first verse, but if you can get by that, you're looking at one of the most powerful FIRE's ever played. The jams he pulls out in between verses are blazing and they stick the landing hard back into the Scarlet Coda. Brent and the drummers excell on this FIRE as well.

Give these 3 Fires a try. You won't be disappointed.

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Poster: The kindest Date: Aug 30, 2008 11:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fire on the mountian

I was gonn put down Lehigh
But like you said the words but i agree with the power
Great show

Also loved Rutgers